Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Automotive

Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Automotive


Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 3 years
Credits: 120

Level of Study:
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With technological advancement, the demand for professionals in the automotive industry has increased. The industry will require innovative engineers with advanced problem solving skills.

Vehicle inspection, maintenance and repairing services are very important in the industry. This is essential to improve the lifespan and safety of vehicles on the road.

Besides servicing, the automotive industry will need competent technologists who are concerned about its sustainability and development of technology.

Is this programme for me?

Are you ever so curious about cars that you just have to know how it is made? Then this should be the right course for you!

What will I learn?

This programme focuses on every aspect of vehicles such as the in-depth working mechanism and principle of various automotive systems, diagnosis, servicing, maintenance, safety issues and so on.

You will be exposed to exciting opportunities to expand your learning experience, especially during projects.

What should I expect?

You can expect a conducive environment with full facilities to start with. As you go along the journey, you will be exposed to extensive theoretical and hands on inputs and get to practice them during your industrial training. All you need is to be committed not only to learning, but also critical and creative thinking as well as to work independently as a technologist in judgments throughout decision making in automotive related problems.

Is this programme accredited?

Yes, this programme is fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


STPM Minimum 2 Principal Passes
A-Level Minimum 2 Principal Passes
UEC Minimum 5Bs (including Mathematics)
Diploma / HND Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Foundation/Matriculation Minimum CGPA of 2.00
SAM/HSC/AUSMAT TER/UAI: average of 60% or higher in 5 subjects (including Mathematics)
CPU/CIMP Average of 55% or higher in 6 subjects (including Mathematics)
IB 26 points or higher based on 6 subjects
IVQ Technician Diplom Level 3 in Motor Vehicle Maintenance
DVM Minimum CGPA of 2.50 (Required to take Remedial Courses during the first semester)
Other Qualifications As recognised by the Senate of IUKL as equivalent to STPM
PTE 47
Cambridge English 154


Year 1

Technical & Professional Communication, Engineering Drawing I, Engineering Math I, Introduction To Automotive Technology, Fundamental of Electrical & Electronics, Fundamental of Internal Combustion Engine, Materials & Processes, Thermofluid, Engineering Workshop, Engineering Lab

Year 2

Transmission Systems 1, Chassis Structure & Suspension System, Petrol Engine Fuel System, Braking & Tyre Systems, Automotive Electrical Systems 1, Entrepreneurship for Engineers, Heating & AC Systems, Ignition System, Diesel Engine Fuel Systems, Internal Combustion Engine 1, Automotive Comfort & Safety System, Steering & Wheel Alignment, Body Work & Repair, Automotive Workshop Technology, Engineering Drawing 2, Industrial Product Design & Innovation

Year 3

Project 1, Transmission System 2, Internal Combustion Engine 2, Automotive Electrical Systems 2, Vehicle Dynamics, Heavy Vehicles, Project 2, Vehicle Maintenance, Advanced Engine Technology, Engineering Management, Safety & Economics, Vehicle Performance & Diagnosis, Advanced Fuel System, Industrial Training



  • Technologist/ Executive in Automotive Industries
  • Executive Service Advisor (in automotive service centres)
  • Executive Supervisor (in automotive service centres or factories)

What will I do & who will employ me?

This area of industry involves working on all kinds of vehicles including cars, bikes, buses, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, fast vehicles, small vehicles, etc. The marketability is from car manufacturers, automotive tech companies, machineries industry down to service centers.

Figuring out how to adopt the latest technological changes and sustainability of automotive industry are examples of issues that you will encounter when you are in the workforce.

Graduates will be employed as:

  • Automotive Technologist
  • Executive Service Advisor

Working in the:

  • Automotive Maintenance or
  • Manufacturing Sectors

You will be involved in:

  • Designing
  • Testing
  • Diagnosis and servicing
  • Manufacturing

For the:

  • Private or Public Transportation
  • Light or Heavy Vehicles


How much will I make?

The average salary for a fresh graduate in this field can be from RM 2,000 to RM 3,000 monthly. But of course, your salary will also depend on the company that you work for. The more experienced you are, the higher your salary will be.

Did you know?

  • We have the most intensive content that covers the basic fundamentals to the advanced technologies with sufficient infrastructure & facilities.
  • Our graduates are employed in various sectors, from manufacturing to aftermarket servicing as well as management. Some have even became educationists.

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